Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Merge Healthcare will add 200 health information technology jobs to the city within the next two years. In addition to the 200 jobs, Merge will provide 100 Vitals Kiosks to be placed throughout the city. Merge Vitals Kiosks are Internet-connected health stations where consumers can check their health vitals for free, including weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and heart rate.

“I am pleased that Merge Healthcare is adding these jobs for Chicagoans in health IT, a growing field for the future,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Additionally, their commitment to place 100 health kiosks around the city will allow Chicagoans to take control of their individual health and get crucial information that will help them live longer and better.”