Three years ago, business partners and brothers-in-law Dr. Azmat Husain and Fahad Hashmi started a Delaware County business, Personic Health Care, combining Husain’s medical experience and Hashmi’s technology and finance background.
The company planned to produce remote monitoring devices to track patient health like blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugars.
The focus of the company shifted to COVID testing when the pandemic started.
Now, the pandemic impact has led the brothers to focus on another area of healthcare: behavioral health, writes John George for Philadelphia Business Journal.
“What we really like to do is identify voids and fill them,” said Husain. “That’s our business model.”
They’re seeing cutbacks in behavioral health and other medical services at Crozer Health in Delaware County and the closure of Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, Chester County.
“There is a significant shortage of behavioral health care services in this area, particularly for people with depression and anxiety,” Husain said. “[The counties] are in a very precarious position for health care services.”
Personic Health Care is opening its first behavioral health clinic in Springfield, converting its urgent care center to a new use while it continues to offer COVID testing.
Read more at Philadelphia Business Journal about Personic Health Care’s new behavioral health services.