Analyst Profile

Laura Craft

Laura Craft

VP Analyst

13 years at Gartner,  30 years industry experience

Location:  Stamford, CT USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Laura Craft is a Vice President, Analyst in Gartner's Healthcare Industry's Research group. Her research focuses on all aspects of data including governance, interoperability, clinical data integration, analytics and AI. Ms. Craft has more than 30 years experience in healthcare across data and analytics, data management and governance, as well as industry IT trends, business drivers and strategic planning. She is highly skilled in guiding health systems develop, plan and execute strategies that optimize the value of data and analytics.


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, Music Performance, SUNY Purchase
  • Faculty - Harvard School of Public Health Leadership Program
  • Guest Lecturer - Wharton School of Business, Healthcare Technology
  • Master of Public Administration, Healthcare, Pace University

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