Bilal Hashmat

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Bilal Hashmat
Born (1969-05-27) 27 May 1969 (age 51)
Lahore, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani-American
Known for IT, computer engineer, medical researcher

Bilal Hashmat (born 1969) is a Pakistani-American IT engineer and researcher, working primarily in the electronic health record (EHR) industry. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Hashmat studied economics at City University of New York between 1988 and 1992. Hashmat worked with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to develop usability guidelines for patient safety, later adopted by the American Medical Informatics Association.[1][2]

In 1997 Hashmat and his brother Kamal founded CureMD, one of the first cloud-based EHR systems to be adopted by medical professionals in the United States.[3][4] Although the company is US based, about 30 percent of the product development takes place in Pakistan.[5] Hashmat became CEO on February 19, 2014 after Kamal died in a car accident.[6][7]

Awards and honors

Hashmat is an honorary member of the AMIA. He was the recipient of the NCR IT Excellence Award in 2007.[8] He received the [email protected] ICT Award in 2010[9] and 2012[10] for e-health applications.

See also


  1. Middleton, B.; Bloomrosen, M; Dente, M.A.; Hashmat, B.; Koppel, R.; Overhage, J.M.; Payne, T.H.; Rosenbloom, S.T. et al. (2013). "Enhancing patient safety and quality of care by improving the usability of electronic health record systems: recommendations from AMIA". JAMIA 20 (e1): 2–8. Template:Citation error. PMC 3715367. PMID 23355463. // 
  2. Haggerty, Kenneth; Yadamsuren, Borchuluun; Kibaru, Francis; Basic, Josipa (2014). "Children's information needs of a patient engagement system in a hospital room: Insights from usability testing in a simulation laboratory". Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 50 (1): 1–5. Template:Citation error. 
  3. "CureMD EHR". Capterra. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  4. "CureMD SMART Cloud". Software Insider. Retrieved 2016-05-03. Template:Dead link
  5. "Powering Global Healthcare: Pakistan's Healthcare IT Industry – A Capability Profile". Pakistan Software Export Board. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  6. "CureMD Announces the Passing of Kamal Hashmat, Its Co-founder and President". PRWeb. 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  7. "Executive Profile - Bilal Hashmat". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  8. "Accelerating Efficiency through Software Project Management". Project Management Institute Lahore, Pakistan Chapter. 2007-02-08. 
  9. "[email protected] ICT Awards Winners 2010". [email protected] ICT Awards. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  10. "PASHA Holds ICT Awards 2012". PRO Pakistani. 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2016-05-04.