Datascan Blog

Our blog is intended to keep you informed and up-to-date with industry related news, product updates and stories from your peers.

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Should Independent Pharmacies Offer Durable Medical Equipment?

Should Independent Pharmacies Offer Durable Medical Equipment?

As more patients nationwide suffer from conditions like cancer and cardiac disorders and also look to manage care at home, the need for at-home "DME", or Durable Medical Equipment, continues to rise. According to a study by Grand View Research, the market for Durable Medical Equipment was worth nearly $42 billion in 2016 and is expected to continue to...

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How Datascan is Helping Pharmacies Deal with the COVID-19 Crisis

How Datascan is Helping Pharmacies Deal with the COVID-19 Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, pharmacies are one of the most essential businesses to remain operational during these difficult times. No matter who we are or where we’re from, we have all been affected by the spread of the coronavirus. We are settling into a new normal as businesses are closing, schools are shutting down, and we are facing...

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McKesson Pharmacy Software Shutting Down

McKesson Pharmacy Software Shutting Down

Is Your Pharmacy Software Company Shutting Down?  Or Did They Sell Off to a Large Corporation? The landscape of the pharmacy software industry is changing fast, and not necessarily for the better.  Many vendors are selling off, consolidating, and even shutting down their pharmacy software systems!  Today, many of the pharmacy software companies that are...

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7 Ways to Boost Your Pharmacy Profits in 2020

7 Ways to Boost Your Pharmacy Profits in 2020

As community pharmacies continues to face declining reimbursements and PBM penalties, pharmacy owners need to diversify and seek alternate revenue streams beyond traditional prescription sales to remain profitable. The community pharmacy industry is undoubtedly hurting, but if we continue the fight as we always have, there will be a light at the end of...

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How Can Pharmacies Connect with Patients in 2020?

How Can Pharmacies Connect with Patients in 2020?

As an independent pharmacy owner, how often are you connecting with your patients? While there is no denying the importance of face-to-face communication with patients during prescription drop-off and pickup, there needs to be more touch points even when customers are not physically present in your pharmacy. With the overwhelming prevalence of social...

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What are DIR Fees, Why do They Exist, and What Can We do About Them?

What are DIR Fees, Why do They Exist, and What Can We do About Them?

There are lots of hidden costs in the pharmacy industry and if you’ve ever worked at a pharmacy, you’re probably familiar with the term Direct and Indirect Remuneration or “DIR Fees”. But what are DIR Fees anyway? The idea of having to pay fees of any kind is unnerving, so we’ve set out to give you a better understanding of what DIR fees are and the...

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Are you a Creature of Habit with Running Your Independent Pharmacy?

Are you a Creature of Habit with Running Your Independent Pharmacy?

Running a successful Independent Pharmacy used to be much simpler—contract with vendors for great pricing, fill prescriptions for your patients, reimbursements were high and everyone was profitable. Unfortunately there has been nothing simple for pharmacists over the past few years. PBM (Pharmacy Benefit Managers) monopolistic practices and shifts in the...

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An Interview with a Datascan Pharmacy Software Support Specialist

An Interview with a Datascan Pharmacy Software Support Specialist

Datascan prides itself on providing the absolute best customer service and technical support in the industry. It's what makes Datascan the leading Pharmacy Management Software in the country and has earned Datascan a consistent 5-star customer rating when it comes to pharmacy software reviews. Here's a brief interview with a real Datascan Pharmacy...

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Client Success Stories

We are extremely proud of the success our clients have seen with our software, and they’ve taken the time to tell us all about it in detail.