Petal Scheduling for Physicians Features


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Action Item Tracking
Action Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Administrative Reporting
Admissions Management
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Scheduling
Approval Process Control
Assignment Management
Audit Trail
Automated Scheduling
Availability Management
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Sync
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Charting
Claims Management
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Compliance Tracking
Confirmation/Reminders
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Customizable Reports
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Discharge Management
Drag & Drop
EMR/EHR
Event Scheduling
Faculty/Staff Management
HIPAA Compliant
Leave Tracking
Medical Billing
Mobile Access
Multi-Location
Multi-Physician
No-Show Tracking
On Call Scheduling
Patient Flow Management
Patient Portal
Patient Records Management
Patient Scheduling
Personalization
Physician Management
Physician Scheduling
Planning Tools
Real Time Reporting
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Recurring Tasks
SMS Messaging
SSL Security
Scheduling
Self Service Portal
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
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Access Controls/Permissions
Action Item Tracking
Action Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Administrative Reporting
Admissions Management
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Scheduling
Approval Process Control
Assignment Management
Audit Trail
Automated Scheduling
Availability Management
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Sync
Call List Management
Charting
Claims Management
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Compliance Tracking
Confirmation/Reminders
Customizable Categories
Customizable Reports
Customization
Data Synchronization
Discharge Management
Drag & Drop
EMR/EHR
Event Scheduling
Faculty/Staff Management
HIPAA Compliant
Leave Tracking
Medical Billing
Mobile Access
Multi-Location
Multi-Physician
No-Show Tracking
On Call Scheduling
Patient Flow Management
Patient Portal
Patient Records Management
Patient Scheduling
Personalization
Physician Management
Physician Scheduling
Planning Tools
Real Time Reporting
Recurring Appointments
Recurring Tasks
SMS Messaging
SSL Security
Scheduling
Self Service Portal
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Template Management
Waiting Time Tracking
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Mobile apps

iOS App


47 reviews

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


26 reviews

Petal Scheduling for Physicians Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Petal Scheduling for Physicians's features:

Ajay K.

Great for managing the schedule but not for making the schedule

2018-03-13

Better schedule management that is automated.

Pros

The UI and functions for schedule maintenance are easy to use and looks clean.

Cons

Needs more features specifically related to communication directly from the schedule to non-petalMD users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Ajay,

Thank you for your kind words about our interface! About the ability to create complex schedules, our software usually has a solution for each reality. Do not hesitate to call us and we can talk more about your particular situation!

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Christina K.

Very easy to maneuver

2018-03-16

Pros

Love checking the schedule on my phone and getting notifications.

Cons

Otherwise the new interface looks great.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Christina,

We're glad to see that you like our mobile app and notifications feature! Thanks for the feedback!

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aran b.

Overall good, mobile experience is not great

2018-03-13

online scheduling is great, makes trades very easy

Pros

works well for scheduling, trades are easy. Design is intuitive, and easy to navigate.

Cons

Unsure if able to push shifts to mobile device (e.g. google calendar).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Aran,

Nice to see that you like our overal design and particularly the shift trade features! Regarding the on-screen guide, we identified the one you're talking about and there was indeed a repetition issue. We have since corrected it. As for the trades, we're taking note of your suggestion, thank you!

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Sofia R.

I have been using petal at two different hospitals and it's been very effective

2018-03-13

Pros

Combination of hospitals Ease for switching and trading shifts Being able to find all physicians contact infomatiob in one area

Cons

Not being able to combine with own schedule - would be nice to import own schedule into petal Constant alerts

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Sofia,

Thank you for your great feedback! Yes, the PetalMD solution can synchronize with your personal schedule, but this only works in one way for now. Regarding the constant alerts, you can manage these in your profile settings and decide which notifications you wish to receive. Here's more info: https://support.petalmd.com/hc/en-ca/articles/115003905226-How-to-change-my-notification-preferences

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Michel T.

Great software, easy access to schedule from my phone

2018-02-02

Saves a lot of time for me and my team during the planning. Real-time calendars eliminates risks of communication errors that used to happen before.

Pros

I like the app design of the calendar and the notifications on my mobile phone.

Cons

I can't thing of anything, it does what it needs to do. Maybe too many features I don't need to use.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Michel,

Thank you for your amazing feedback!

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Sabrina T.

Organized, simple and efficient

2018-03-14

Too many notifications via email and would be nice to get a preview or something of what the notification pertains to vs.

Pros

I like how schedules are displayed and the way shifts can be traded etc.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Sabrina,

It's nice to read such kind words, thank you!

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jim t.

Works great. Some times logs out. Maybe connection but happens in different locations.

2018-03-16

A good scheduling program

Pros

Easy to use Helps with all scheduling. I am just a user and it is very simple an straight forward .

Cons

Some times it shuts down randomly at different locations and Wi-Fi so it is the program.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Jim,

Thank you for your positive review, we're glad you like how Petal Scheduling handles multiple schedules!

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Robert L.

fairly easy as a user, takes a bit of training as an administrator

2018-03-14

Pros

not having the responsibility of coordinating changes to the schedule once it's put out there, keeping a record of who was on call after the fact for ease of payment allocation

Cons

not intuitive, fairly rigid in what you are able to do (eg. difficult to add "read only" members without have to provide them other powers

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Robert,

Not having to manually coordinate shift changes is pretty handy indeed, glad to know you appreciate this feature! For the user management, please do not hesitate to contact our support team who can assist you with specific configurations.

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Phil K.

Helpful to view schedule. Difficult to navigate the phone app for switches and trades.

2018-03-16

Pros

Easy to access via the phone app. Schedule is visualized well on computer.

Cons

Hard to make trades and changes as well as visualize the schedule in the phone app.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Phil,

Thank you for your kind words regarding our computer interface! As for using shift trades on the mobile app, please be aware that we've heard you and that we're on it.

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Jody B.

Tedious to schedule work events. Far too many clicks necessary.

2018-03-14

Pros

That I can access it from a mobile platform.

Cons

When filling in weeks of schedule months in the future, after each event is scheduled and then confirmed, being sent back to today's date and having to navigate back to where you were.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Jody,

Glad to know that you like our Android application! Please note that you can now select every date you need for absences on a single calendar page. More info here: https://support.petalmd.com/hc/en-ca/articles/115004788603-How-to-add-multiple-absences

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Dorota N.

Users are happy with it. Some challenges with planning.

2018-03-13

Pros

User friendly interface, good mobile app. Prompt responses to help requests.

Cons

Had a lot of difficulty when we needed to make multiple simultaneous changes to the schedule. Also didn't get much in the way of guidance for advanced planning so never tried this, though we are paying for it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Dorota,

Thank you for your kind words about our interface and our shift trade features! As you know, we're currently on the case regarding your advanced planning request, we hope you'll like the new features!

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Cynthia P.

excellent

2018-03-13

Pros

The weekly reminders of my schedule are very appreciated.

Cons

The application is sometimes slow to use and to start. I cannot see anything else to write in that case!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Cynthia,

Thank you for taking the time to positively review our software! About the applications, we are constantly working on them and release new versions periodically, so be sure to check back. Do not hesitate to communicate any concern you may have, we will be pleased to consider them.

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Andrea L.

Scheduling made easy! The ability to view my schedule and those of my colleagues has been great!

2018-03-13

Pros

Layout, accesibility, ability to transfer tasks to other colleagues with ease. I also appreciate having access to all of my colleagues' contact information in order to facilitate communication.

Cons

Perhaps there could be a feature involving live chat with colleagues and the ability to send patient related documents to other members?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Andrea,

We're glad to see that you like the group schedule and shift transfer features! About the ability to send patient related documents, well... you can! Here's more info: https://support.petalmd.com/hc/en-ca/articles/115003906826-How-to-send-a-message

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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 1001-5000 employees)

Physician lifestyles have been totally transformed

2018-03-13

Pros

PetalMD is an intuitive scheduling platform that allows physicians to have a life outside of work.

Cons

There is a learning curve to using the scheduling system and I would recommend training at least one other person other than the scheduler to avoid downtime if the scheduler is away unexpectedly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Wow! Thank you for this amazing and complete review! We're really glad to see that you fully appreciate the time saved by our software; this is one of our goals!

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Ran Y.

Overall satisfied

2018-03-13

Pros

Ease of use, can be synced with iCal and can see schedule from multiple locations/sites on the same calendar

Cons

Don't like the fact that I can't post shift for trade on marketplace and offer individual trade at the same time

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Ran,

Good to see that you are taking advantage of the calendar synchronization feature. It is indeed appreciated by those who use it. About the possibility of offering a shift on the marketplace and to trade it at the same time; we have heard your concern and are looking for a way to improve this. Thank you for your feedback!

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Edward C.

Found platform from 1 year ago quite new ce. Newer platform harder to navigate.

2018-03-13

Pros

Monthly schedule nicely laid out.

Cons

Sometimes difficult to find things with new platform. Customer support felt a bit dismissive once. Difficult to call for customer support

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Edward,

Thank you for your positive review particularly about the schedule layouts and options. If you can't talk to customer support immediately, do not hesitate to send a request here: https://support.petalmd.com/hc/en-ca/requests/new?flash_digest=ee448141956375e49978e6f070fd0ed1f79c48a0

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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 1001-5000 employees)

Meets my needs

2018-03-13

Pros

It is a solution to my needs of keeping track of my schedule which most of my doc's can easily navigate.

Cons

Having problems setting up because of the level of service we have and being arranged via the hospital.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Marisol S.

Easy to see my schedule and collegue's schedule

2018-03-13

Able to share my schedule with husband, automatically transfered to iphone.

Pros

I like that my schedule is automatically exported to my iPhone Calendar

Cons

Would like to see the text of message (for messages and offers-exchanges) directly in my email account instead of logging every time to petal.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Marisol,

Glad to see that you like our absence management features and the synchronization with your iCal! The necessity to login to see the PetalMD messages exist for security purpose. Still, we appreciate your opinion and we'll see what we can do. Thanks for the feedback!

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Joseph P.

Relatively good, but with significant hiccups

2018-03-13

scheduling across 4 hospitals

Pros

Prevents one hospital from double scheduling me against another hospital

Cons

Bugs. Sometimes the calendar does not want to open. Shifts sometimes show on wrong day if overnight shifts

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Joseph,

Thank you for your feedback! It is indeed a unique feature of Petal Scheduling (PetalMD) to be able to synchronize schedules from multiple hospitals and even clinics. Regarding the issue you mentioned in your post, it should now be resolved. We are sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused. Please, do not hesitate to communicate with our support team whenever you find an issue.

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Shannon M.

easy to import into other calendars and easy to switch shifts

2018-03-19

Pros

can add personal scheduling to one calendar - easy to see marketplace shifts available for trade or transfer

Cons

difficult to see other colleagues schedules for greater than one week. makes trading a little more difficult

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Shannon,

Thank you for your great feedback! Your comment about the trade feature was very pertinent, as we are always looking for ways to make our app easier to use. Again, thanks for the feedback.

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Andreane F.

Does the job well.

2018-03-16

I get my schedule every trimester and mail with my colleagues

Pros

Internet accessible, overall good, syncs with other calendars, mail is good to use, easy to see my colleagues schedule

Cons

Also, the automatic scheduler tends to do weird things like make sure you work an evening before a day off and doesn't regroup shifts easily (lots of lonely shifts)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Andreane,

Good to hear that you appreciate our group schedule and synchronization features! About the "weird things" you mentioned, there are ways to correct this, but it depends on your physician group's rules and reality. We encourage you to call our support team if you want to discuss your particular situation!

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Jon D.

Using this site is mostly awkward and difficult to have learners learn how to use it.

2018-03-19

Pros

The menu system and over all interface is great and easy to navigate.

Cons

The oncall dashboard view only can be viewed one week at a time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Jon,

We're glad that you like our overall interface! Regarding your comment, some hospital administrators do have access to add phone numbers; it depends on the options chosen by your hospital. Don't hesitate to call our support team for more information!
https://support.petalmd.com/hc/en-ca

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Jay G.

Pretty smooth scheduling/trading

2018-03-17

Pros

Reasonable mobile interface.

Cons

Shift trades for shifts on the Marketplace are awkward. Mobile interface is not as user-friendly or as functional as the web-based version.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Jay,

Thank you for your positive review about the conviviality of navigating our software. We're always listening to users' advice, so that we can upgrade the interface periodically! Speaking of which, we're currently looking at the issue you mentioned about the marketplace. So, please don't forget to visit our What's New section in your help center for all our latest innovations from time to time.

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Ian W.

great to help our Peds group call schedule

2018-03-16

Pros

It is helpful to also learn the mobile app is it is also useful on a daily basis.

Cons

My biggest issue is I would like the mobile app to allow me as a scheduler to make changes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PetalMD


Hello Ian,

We're glad to hear that our application helps you on a daily basis, that's what we're aiming for! For the moment, some features for scheduling are only available on the desktop version because scheduling comes with a lot of options; but we understand your concern and we will see what we can do regarding changes.

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Anonymous
(Medical Practice company, 1-10 employees)

-from medical administrator at busy urgent care

2018-08-13

Pros

-free trial allowed all of our clinicians and staff to try it out -able to schedule various shifts for staff members

Cons

-it was not easy to train all of us to use it without expiring the trial version -many great features are not available in the trial version so we were hesitant to purchase this

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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