Towards the Millennium of Cybermedicine

The evolution of the 'information age' in medicine is mirrored in the exponential growth of medical webpages, increasing number of online databases, and expanding services and publications available on the Internet. The handful of computers linked by the predecessor of the Internet in 1969 has grown to more than 5 million websites today, of which at least 100,000 have health-related content.

"Towards the Millennium of Cybermedicine" source

 "More than 150 million people currently communicate over the Internet. Medical information is among the most retrieved information on the web. Health information providers on the web mostly include private companies offering medical products or medical information, individual patients and health professionals, patient self support groups and professional associations, non-governmental organisations, universities, research institutes and governmental agencies."