Transregional Network for Stroke Intervention with Telemedicine (TRANSIT Stroke)

Treatment spectrum and main areas

  • Telestroke network in north-western Bavaria with 10 participating hospitals
  • Improvement of stroke care in the rural region north-western Bavaria with a relatively low coverage of stroke units
  • Provision of innovative treatment options for the acute phase of stroke (e.g. hemicraniectomy, mechanical thrombectomy)
  • Optimization of secondary prevention of ischemic stroke (secondary prevention consultation, neurovascular board)
  • Scientific evaluation of the consequences of the networking strategies on quality of stroke care in north-western Bavaria
  • Regular training courses with all participating hospitals and involved occupational groups (physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, speech and occupational therapists)
  • Further quality assurance measures like establishment of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for physicians and nurses and follow-up of patients in the outpatient sector

Cooperating institutions 

  • University Hospital of Würzburg
  • Hospital Aschaffenburg
  • Hospital Bad Neustadt/Saale
  • Leopoldina Hospital Schweinfurt
  • Hospital Juliusspital Würzburg
  • Hospital Main-Spessart Lohr
  • Helio Hospital Erlenbach am Main
  • Hospital Haßfurt
  • Helios Frankenwaldklinik Kronach
  • Mainklinik Ochsenfurt
  • Center of Methods: Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry of the University Würzburg (ICE-B)