Laura Craft is a Vice President, Analyst in Gartner's Healthcare Industry's Research group. Her research focuses on big data, analytics and AI, population health and value-based care. 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 helping clients develop, plan and execute strategies that address business needs and improve information delivery, access and use.
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.
Director, Office of Information Management
Hospital of Saint Raphael
Director, Data Management and Application Delivery
Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions
Data and Analytics Strategies
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
1Help the healthcare enterprise craft the business case for investment in data and analytics
2Understand technologies and vendors supporting healthcare data and analytics, population health management and value-based care
3Understand emerging applications of AI for healthcare providers
4Understand industry trends and business drivers influencing technology decisions and procurement
5Understand best practices in the architecture, tools and technologies for data and analytics