Petal Scheduling (PetalMD) Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Petal Scheduling (PetalMD)

Schedule management for physicians

4.0/5 (64 reviews)

Petal Scheduling (PetalMD) overview

Petal Scheduling is a cloud-based schedule management software for physicians which supports four modules designed to simplify scheduling creation, distribution and management. Schedules are generated using automated technology which considers both physician absences and the rules of the medical service. Once created, schedules are kept up-to-date in real-time and are accessible anywhere, anytime, via PetalMD’s native iOS and Android mobile apps.

The schedule digitization module allows users to plan group schedules while automatically considering team time management constraints such as absences and equity. Petal Scheduling gives users the flexibility to check their schedules on any desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device, and ensures physicians stay up-to-date on new published schedules or schedule changes with automatic email notifications. Data synchronization functionality ensures that all information, including physician contact details, is updated instantly.

Absence management and shift trade tools help to streamline schedule planning by allowing physicians to enter their absences, non-availabilities and vacations autonomously, as well as trade their shifts with specific individuals, or offer them to all physicians within the medical service. Petal Scheduling ensures users have control over requested changes at all times by allowing the planner to block tasks or set limitations for tasks, members and work teams.


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Canada, Europe

Supported languages

English, French
Petal Scheduling (PetalMD) screenshot: Access physician schedules on any internet-enabled desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device Petal Scheduling – Schedule Management for PhysiciansPetal Scheduling (PetalMD) screenshot: Set up automatic notifications to update physicians on new schedules or schedule changesPetal Scheduling (PetalMD) screenshot: Physicians can transfer or exchange tasks one-on-one or offer them up to group members on the marketplace using the shift trade featurePetal Scheduling (PetalMD) screenshot: Schedules are published to all group members, and optionally to the hospital dashboard, in a clickPetal Scheduling (PetalMD) screenshot: Schedules are updated easily in real time  Petal Scheduling (PetalMD) screenshot: Plan group schedules, while considering time management considerations such as absences, equity, and constraints

Petal Scheduling (PetalMD) reviews

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Ease of use
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Physician lifestyles have been totally transformed

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-13
Review Source: Capterra

PetalMD is an intuitive scheduling platform that allows physicians to have a life outside of work. Docs can finally be there for their family, friends and themselves. Physicians who work at two sites or also have run a clinic outside the hospital no longer have to suffer hours by their computer and phone sorting through multiple trades when they are double-booked. Trades through a "marketplace" or directly between physicians are error-checked by the computer for schedule conflicts and updated to the master schedule in real-time. We no longer fax an updated copy of the schedule every few days to the hospital, not certain if the most recent version is the one posted; hospital clerical staff can have limited-access accounts to view the master schedule online. The technical support is always quick, helpful, and professional - the answer to my problem is always found. If your group is anything like my group, then they will have zero regrets going to this platform. I make the schedule for my department and I have found the scheduling system adaptive to our group's many unique needs.

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Jonathan Tristan Walker

overall pretty good

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-13
Review Source: Capterra

Better way to book off time. there are a number of different calendar views that make it easy to navigate. I can clearly see what I have booked off. I am able to see who is working with me during the day and who is available for trades. trades are straight forward.

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Fiona Menzies

I like using PetalMD but feel it could be more user friendly and help me schedule tasks easier

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-17
Review Source: Capterra

I like the calendar format and ability to easily switch between specialty call schedules. I also like that I am able to use it on my phone as well as laptop.

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Caitlin Calhoun

Great system that is easy to use

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-16
Review Source: Capterra

PetalMd is easy to use. It displays the hospital call schedule in a clear way that is easy to navigate.

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Ian Wilson

great to help our Peds group call schedule

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-16
Review Source: Capterra

Simplistic symbols he one learn how to use this software. It is helpful to also learn the mobile app is it is also useful on a daily basis. The software is easy for MD's to learn and manipulate to their own needs. It also helps with sorting out call equity issues.

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Petal Scheduling (PetalMD) pricing

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Basic: Free
Standard: $10/planned member
Advanced: $25/planned member

Petal Scheduling (PetalMD) features

Activity Dashboard
Appointment Management
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Reporting

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Customizable Templates (60 other apps)
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Electronic Signature Capture (55 other apps)
HIPAA Compliance (148 other apps)
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Additional information for Petal Scheduling (PetalMD)

Key features of Petal Scheduling (PetalMD)

  • Absence management
  • Action item tracking
  • Action planning
  • Action management
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity logging
  • Activity management
  • Activity monitoring
  • Activity tracking
  • Administrative reporting
  • Appointment management
  • Automated scheduling
  • Automatic notifications
  • Availability management
  • Call list management
  • Change tracking
  • Customizable categories
  • Event scheduling
  • Group scheduling
  • Customizable reporting
  • Planning tools
  • Personalized profiles
  • Absence request entry by physicians from any device
  • Shift assignment follow-up for each physician
  • Data sync with external calendars including Google & Outlook
  • Real-time reporting of assigned shifts
  • Email notifications
  • Secure messaging
  • Mobile app for iOS & Android
  • Visual scheduling tool
  • Virtual bulletin board
  • Excel-compatible equity reports
  • Shift & task swaps
  • Approval process control
  • Templates for typical periods
  • Collaboration tools
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Designed to reduce schedule planning time and address scheduling issues as they come up through the automated step-by-step process.

Allows users to access their schedule in real time from any mobile device and keeps physicians informed with instant notifications.

Enables users to get medical teams involved in shift swaps and transfers while staying in control with approbations.

Users can synchronize their schedules with external calendars, including Google and Microsoft Outlook.

Petal Scheduling is hosted on Microsoft Azure's cloud servers and complies with Canadian PIPEDA safety standards for maximum security and confidentiality.