Dewitt McClaran

Vice President, NHIN Computer Operations

Prior to his career at PDX, Dewitt McClaran was manager of the data center for a wholesale drug company. The operation included perpetual inventory of drug warehouses, pharmacy accounts receivable, pharmacy state reporting, and training of computer operators in fourteen warehouses.

In 1983, he met Ken Hill at a wholesaler gift market where Ken was selling pharmacy software. Dewitt then moved on to work for Ken and NHS on the pcl DOS pharmacy application. He worked in many areas of the pcl software including QA, Documentation, Support, Hardware Support, and Installation.

When Ken and his brothers started the NHIN Services for drug and clinical information, Dewitt became manager of the NHIN Data Center. He is currently Vice President of NHIN Computer Operations which processes and distributes the NHIN Drug, Third Party, and Clinical data.

Dewitt and his wife of fifty years, Charlene, have three children and ten grandchildren. In their spare time, Dewitt and Charlene enjoy traveling in their RV.