Background Korea has achieved health policy objectives in pandemic management so far, namely minimizing mortality, flattening the epidemic curve, and limiting the socio-economic burden of its measures . The key to the Korean government's success in combating COVID-19 lies with the latest digital technologies (DTs). The prompt and effective application of DTs facilitates both containment as well as mitigation strategies and their sub-policy measures . Methods This article uses an experiential analysis based on an exploratory case study - analysis on field applications of the government's interventions . Information is collected by qualitative methods such as literature analysis, meeting materials, and a review of various government reports (including internal ones) along with academic and professional experiences of the authors . Findings The article presents the unique Korean health policy approaches in the COVID-19 crisis . First, DTs allow the Korean government to embrace various policy measures together listed in containment strategy, namely altering and warning, epidemiological investigation, quarantine of contacts, case-finding, social distancing, and mask-wearing . Second, DTs allow Korea to integrate containment and mitigation strategies simultaneously . Along with the above measures in containment, healthcare service, medical treatment, and prophylaxis (presymptomatic testing) within mitigation are utilized to prevent a COVID-19 spread . Conclusions Korea develops DTs in an integrated manner in the early pandemic stage under strong and coordinated government leadership . Above all, the DTs' functions in each pandemic developmental stage are continuously upgraded . Instead of prioritizing policy measures or strategies, therefore, Korea can implement diverse policies simultaneously by integrating DTs effectively . During the COVID-19 outbreak, DTs work as the enablers to connect these two strategies and their measures in Korea . Recommendations DTs should be at the center of the disaster management paradigm, especially during a pandemic . DTs are facilitators and integrators of containing and mitigating strategies and their policy measures.