Brazil's BenCorp acquires startup Onyma in healthtech push

The corporate benefits and occupational health company plans all-digital strategy to accompany its patient's health journey

Vaccination in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 23/12/2021. Photo: REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Brazilian corporate benefits and occupational health company BenCorp announced this Wednesday (2) the acquisition of the startup Onyma – which develops digital health management systems for companies.

With the acquisition, BenCorp is no longer a benefits consultancy and becomes an integrated benefits management healthtech with its own digital ecosystem. The values involved in the transaction were not disclosed.

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Onyma will allow BenCorp to digitize all operational processes and boost the creation of its own cell — InovaBen — to optimize the data of its customers and accompany the patient’s integral health journey, including data collection, epidemiological data, and population studies. The solution also promises to apply artificial intelligence, targeted health algorithms, and the mapping of chronic patients.

BenCorp’s clients include companies such as Magazine Luiza, Vigor, Leroy Merlin, TAM, among others. Currently, the company estimates that it serves about 500,000 users.

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“This innovation cell will focus on more assertive technologies, especially in data control, in improving the development of protocols used from the digitization of information, acquisition of new products and services and in the health control of beneficiaries through analysis of the population data of chronic patients. This new operation will focus on the constant search for innovation”, explains the CEO of healthtech, Cesar Ciongoli.

The Onyma brand will also be maintained as guarantor of the technology, under the BenCorp by Onyma seal. “This integration will allow for more efficient management, generate more transparency for customers, improve the capture of information and the monitoring of the entire data flow of the users’ journey”, reinforces Onyma’s founder, Scarlett D’ávila.

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Healthtech plans to reach 750,000 lives served in the next year, a growth of 50% compared to 2021. “Our main value lies in improving health management through artificial intelligence which, if properly applied, is a tool that changes the company’s ecosystem and, as a result, reduces the cost of customers with the health of their employees”, completes Ciongoli.

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