NYeC to Honor GE Chairman & CEO Jeffrey Immelt and IBM Board Chairman Samuel Palmisano at Annual Gala; Maria Bartiromo to Emcee

New York, NY – The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) today announced that it will honor Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE, and Samuel Palmisano, Chairman of the Board at IBM, for their work advancing the cause of healthcare through technology at its 2012 Gala & Awards Ceremony, October 15th in New York City. The gala is held during NYeC’s annual Digital Health Conference. Maria Bartiromo, business news broadcast journalist and anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo,” will emcee.

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

“Mr. Immelt and Mr. Palmisano are pioneers who have changed the face of healthcare. Their dedication to advancing health IT has rapidly advanced innovation and collaboration within the industry and across the globe,” said Herbert Pardes, MD, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, as well as a member of the NYeC Board of Directors. “We are delighted to have this opportunity to acknowledge their tremendous vision and leadership and thrilled Maria Bartiromo will help us do so.”

Proceeds from the gala benefit technology-enabled healthcare initiatives, which aim to improve care and lower cost for all New Yorkers. To learn more about the gala, including about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.nyecgala.org.