Strategic Health Care Management: The Case of Aetna

Strategic goals, values, vision, and mission are appropriately referred to as strategies since they direct strategists in their quest to develop crucial organizational directions. The mission aims to capture the distinct purpose of the organization or reason for its existence. The vision attempts to portray a mental image of stakeholders, patients, physicians, employees, and managers want the business to be when it is achieving its mission or purpose, hence, it is regarded as the companyís hope for the future (Swayne, Duncan, & Ginter, 2012). On the other hand, values are those principles that organizations hold crucial as the guiding principles the employees and managers cannot afford to compromise as they plan to achieve their mission as they also pursue strategic goals and missions (Newhouse & Balotsky, 2013). Strategic goals are the overarching outcomes that the organization pursues so that it can achieve its vision and mission. Hence, the components of strategic direction, inc...