Gartner Expert

Laura Craft

VP Analyst

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


Managing Director

Yale University

Director, Office of Information Management

Hospital of Saint Raphael

Director, Data Management and Application Delivery

Areas of coverage

Healthcare and Life Science Digital Optimization and Modernization

Healthcare and Life Science Digital Transformation and Innovation


Master of Public Administration, Healthcare, Pace University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music Performance, SUNY Purchase

Faculty - Harvard School of Public Health Leadership Program

Guest Lecturer - Wharton School of Business, Healthcare Technology

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Help health organizations craft the business case/value proposition for investment in data and analytics

2Understand technologies and vendors supporting healthcare data, interoperability and analytics,

3Help healthcare organizations develop strategies for operationalizing the strategic use of AI

4Understand industry trends and business drivers influencing technology decisions and procurement

5Understand best practices in the architecture, tools and technologies for interoperability, data and analytics