Advocate Health Care is the largest healthcare provider in Illinois. Several years ago, Advocate subscribed to a hosted messaging service to help associates communicate, and it deployed collaboration software on-premises to help them manage projects. With pending hospital acquisitions and associates in multiple locations, Advocate wanted to implement a unified communications platform to help manage costs, ease administration, and improve communication and collaboration between associates. Advocate decided to move to the cloud-based services in Microsoft Office 365. With Office 365, the organization realized it could drive innovation and improve patient care by giving associates the tools they need to break down barriers of communication across the organization. In addition, Advocate will avoid additional IT costs and ease administration.