Frequently Asked Questions

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BlueFile is a cloud-based platform offering comprehensive document management and workflow automation solutions for the credentialing process.

While Google Drive and Dropbox are very effective at storing and sharing files, they are not explicitly designed for the complex task of verifying credentials, particularly in a sensitive, confidential, and secure manner. Here are a few reasons why it might be better to use BlueFile:

  1. Privacy and Security: BlueFile adheres to strict security and privacy standards. They are designed to handle sensitive information like educational degrees, certificates, professional licenses, etc., while protecting privacy and data. On the other hand, while Google Drive and Dropbox provide certain levels of security, they are not primarily built to protect and manage such sensitive information.

  2. Specialized Verification Procedures: BlueFile follows specialized verification procedures to ensure the legitimacy and validity of documents. These procedures can involve contacting educational institutions or licensing boards directly, something that simple file storage and sharing platforms like Google Drive or Dropbox are not equipped to do.

  3. Compliance: In many industries, the process of verifying credentials must comply with specific laws and regulations (for instance, in the healthcare sector, there are specific regulations around the verification of professional credentials). BlueFile is designed to ensure such compliance, while general-purpose storage solutions are not.

  4. Accuracy and Efficiency: BlueFile uses a trained staff and a set of established processes to ensure the accuracy of verifications. Using Google Drive or Dropbox for such a purpose would likely involve a much more ad hoc and less reliable method.

  5. Third-party Neutrality: BlueFile provides a neutral, third-party verification that lends credibility to the verification process. In contrast, files stored in Google Drive or Dropbox might be seen as less trustworthy, as there’s no guarantee of a third-party verification process.

    Google Drive and Dropbox are excellent for many tasks; However, the specialized, sensitive, and regulated nature of credentials verification makes a dedicated BlueFile a better choice for this task.

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BlueFile supports a wide range of document formats, including Word documents, PDFs, images, spreadsheets, and more.

We take data security very seriously. We use industry-standard encryption protocols to protect your data, and we regularly perform security audits to identify and address any vulnerabilities.  If you’d like to know more, you can click here to see our page on BlueFile’s security architecture.  

Bluefile offers a free option and an all-inclusive option for a yearly subscription fee of $99.  See our pricing page.

While BlueFile is designed to be a collaborative effort, it is important to be cautious when sharing sensitive information.  Each credential or file in your BlueFile can be marked as “private,” which means it won’t be sent with your general BlueFile unless you manually share it. For instance, if you designate a document as “private,” your credential manager won’t have visibility to it when you share your BlueFile, unless you have explicitly granted access to the credential manager.

Your NCSBN number is right by your name when you look up your own information in NURSYS QuickConfirm.  For step-by-step instructions, click here