Focus Software, Birmingham, Ala, has partnered with IMS Specialty Services Inc, Twin Falls, Idaho. The alliance brings together Focus Software’s Focus Ortho, a cloud-based practice-management system, with IMS Specialty Services’ orthodontic practice-management software. The partnership will expand support for joint customers, with staff available across three time zones. Within 1 year, it is expected that IMS customers will be able to transition to the Focus Ortho platform.

Designed for the cloud, Focus Ortho features a customizable interface that enables offices to easily access their data, says the company. The integrated email and text reminders, patient web portal, integrated imaging, and automated billing system are designed to save offices money by not having to pay third-party software fees.

IMS offers orthodontic practice-management software integrations, a scheduling system, and a tracking and communication system called ITRAC, aimed at delivering efficient practice automation and customer support.

The partnership will combine both operations into a single company that will continue to operate under the name Focus Software of Alabama LLC.