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Share, Integrate, Link American Samoa (SILAS II)

Develop a tracking and information system for the newborn hearing screening program in American Samoa that follows children from the screening process through early intervention (EI). SILAS (Share, Integrate, Link American Samoa) is a custom data system developed under the CDC cooperative agreement. All inpatient screenings, outpatient screenings and diagnostic evaluations (DAE) are tracked in SILAS. A rules engine automates the next activities based on screening or DAE results as defined by the program. Efforts to contact families are tracked and managed under the Lost-to-Followup phase. Other activities like ENT appointments, progress notes are also tracked. The landing page has dashboard queues  designed to help staff manage their work and adhere to the program guidelines. Staff can send an electronic EI Referral in SILAS. The EI program is integrated as a program in SILAS and staff can share and view program data, medical history and demographics as agreed upon.

Team Members
  • Jean Johnson, DrPH, Principal Investigator, Associate Professor
  • Susan Scanlan, MSW, Program Manager, Junior Specialist
  • Juana Tabali-Weir, BA, Administrative Assistant (Hawaiian)
Project Dates
Project Start Date: 
July, 2016
Project End Date: 
June, 2017
Project Funding
Funding Agency: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Primary Contact
Dr. Jean Johnson
Principal Investigator
Secondary Contact
Sue Scanlan
Project Director