Analyst Profile

Laura Craft

Laura Craft

Research VP

7 years at Gartner ,  22 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Laura Craft is a Research Director in Gartner's Healthcare Industries Research group. Her research focuses on big data, analytics and AI, population health, and value-based care. Ms. Craft has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and higher education in the areas of IT strategic planning, business intelligence, analytics, research administration and informatics, and data management and governance. She is highly skilled in developing, planning and executing strategies that address business needs and improve information delivery, access and use. Ms. Craft is experienced in the development of customer service organizations and processes, with demonstrated organizational, project management and communication skills.

Areas of Coverage

  • Healthcare


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Craft worked for IBM, Yale University, Hospital of Saint Raphael and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. She has the honor of holding a USDA patent for a reporting system to monitor hand-washing compliance in clinical care settings.

Professional Background

Hospital of Saint Raphael, Director, Data Management and Application Delivery, 4 years
IBM, Managing Director, 4 years
Yale University, Director, Office of Information Management, 6 years


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Performance, SUNY Purchase
Master of Public Administration in Healthcare, Pace University