The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) will honor Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE, as well as Samuel Palmisano, chairman of the board at IBM, for their work advancing the cause of health care through technology at its 2012 Gala and Awards Ceremony, which will take place on October 15 in New York City. The gala is held during NYeC’s annual Digital Health Conference.

The 2012 Gala & Awards Ceremony serves to recognize and honor achievement and innovation in the field of health information technology. Held at Pier 60, on Manhattan’s West Side, the event convenes health care and technology industry leadership from across the state and nation.

Proceeds from the gala benefit technology-enabled health care initiatives, which aim to improve care and lower cost for all New Yorkers.