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 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.

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

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices

Artificial Intelligence


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 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