Understanding Petri Nets in Health Sciences Education: The Health Issue Network Perspective

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2020 Jun 16;270:484-488. doi: 10.3233/SHTI200207.


Scarce literature exists as to the use of Petri Nets (PN) to model the dynamic evolution of health issues in a deterministic way. Starting from the HIN (Health Issue Network) approach, the paper aims at describing the suitability of PN in supporting the Case-Based Learning method for improving an educational simulation environment in which students can manage realistic clinical data related to the evolution of a patient's health state over time.

Keywords: Case-Based Learning; Electronic Health Record; Health Issue Network; Medical education; Petri Nets.