Medical Mouse Practice

Cleveland Clinic pairs medical and tech staff to create Internet tools that improve care and give patients access to their records

Greg Ruffing for TIME

Rolling computer stations allow Dr. James Young to input patient data anywhere.

He's not a doctor, but Bob Lemon has been saving lives for nearly 30 years. As lead computer-systems analyst at Cleveland Clinic, Lemon has had a hand in every facet of the hospital's electronic infrastructure since 1980. He has digitized Cleveland Clinic's charts, given patients online access and found ways to allow doctors to perform exams over the Internet. What Lemon does every day on the job "ensures my heart patients receive the best care on the planet," says Dr. James Young, a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic.

Lemon is part of a team of 700 technologists at Cleveland Clinic who are...

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