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Office Hour with Bill Tan and Maurice Collins

Bill Tan (Transcendent Endeavors), Maurice Collins (Vocatta, Inc.)
Office Hour Table D

How does communication impact health outcomes? Please stop by if you’re interested in:

  • optimizing one-on-one dialogs between a care provider and a patient (e.g. discharge instructions)
  • improving the outcomes of public health outreach campaigns (e.g. a series of phone/tex/email messages re: lifestyle changes)
  • learning more about the Communication Genome Project
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Bill Tan

Transcendent Endeavors

As Founder and CEO of Transcendent Endeavors, Bill Z. Tan is leading a talented team to address communication challenges in the fields of healthcare, social services, and education. The company’s products include clinical information systems (Starling Health), telehealth outreach platforms (Vocatta), educational offerings for working professionals (Canopy) and children (MiniMiti), and more.

Bill is the Principal Investigator of more than a dozen small business innovation research grants awarded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The NIH support has enabled the company to pursue a sweeping vision — the creation of an array of intuitive, elegant solutions that address complex, systemic challenges.

Bill received a bachelor’s degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he was elected President of the Entrepreneurs Club. He has previously held an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine. Bill was named one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 Rising Star, and was named by Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a New York City Venture Fellow.

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Maurice Collins

Vocatta, Inc.

Maurice Collins is the General Manager for Vocatta, Inc. Maurice leads the team on developing solutions focused on adherence and engagement outreach for Federally Qualified Health Clinics.

Maurice is a seasoned technologist with nearly 20 years experience building enterprise grade software. He has lead teams, as large as 80 members, develop software solutions that support populations of over 40 million participants. He has spent the last 10 years of his career in the healthcare industry, working specifically in the areas of continued care management, behavior changes interventions, and healthcare provider solutions.

Maurice holds a bachelor of science degree from Kettering University and a master’s of business administrations degree from Eastern Michigan University.

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