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Bill Tan

Bill Tan
CEO, 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.


Bill Tan (Transcendent Endeavors), Maurice Collins (Vocatta, Inc.)
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The Communication Genome Project is a large-scale data analysis project that breaks communication down into incremental, machine-readable “genes”. This nuanced knowledge of communication can be used to optimize patient-provider interactions and meaningfully influence patient adherence patterns. Read more.
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Bill Tan (Transcendent Endeavors), Maurice Collins (Vocatta, Inc.)
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 Read more.

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